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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Thanks 22 Yards - appreciate it and hope it's a quick job I can do in a petrol station.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Went to Derendinger in Ruschlikon this morning - what a brilliant service!!

I tried in my beginners German to explain to man at sales desk(slight aside, why do I remember the German words I need right up to and just after I need them but at the point of talking my brain goes blank??) when between us we agreed we needed someone with some English, man apologised in Swiss German and explained he was getting someone to help but it would take a few minutes (I understood that bit) I thanked him and said I had no problem with waiting.

Next man comes out and I explain what I need (front passenger side main head light bulb for a VW Golf IV 1999), he asked to see the car as there were different bulbs used for that year Golf and he wanted to be sure to get the right one.

We looked at the car, opened the bonnet, he took the bulb out, got the new one and fitted it without batting an eyelid, and of course checked to make sure everything was all working. Thankfully this meant my time spent researching exactly how to do this on the Internet was not required and I came away with
clean hands!

Went inside to pay and while the bulb was just over 19 chfs (not sure if that is good or bad) but no charge for the fitting.

So Derendinger Ruschlikon gets a big thumbs up from me and I would not have heard about them if not for the dear EF...yet again to my rescue!!
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Could have got the bulb from a fuel garage and fitted it yourself, next time PM me and I will do it for nothing. Another Swiss rip off!
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Old 17.05.2011, 13:21
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Could have got the bulb from a fuel garage and fitted it yourself, next time PM me and I will do it for nothing. Another Swiss rip off!
Did you skip your coffee this morning?

CHF 19, service included -- that's a great deal. Not everyone wants the full DIY experience. The guy had a good experience. Let him enjoy it.
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Could have got the bulb from a fuel garage and fitted it yourself, next time PM me and I will do it for nothing. Another Swiss rip off!
I did plan on fitting it myself and, as said ,did the research on how to do it....I went to the spare parts place after posting on the forum and with no new recommendations (I waited overnight...impatient moi???), I saw that the place had been recommended and headed there this morning to get the light fixed - mainly after noticing just how many cars drive in early evening with headlights on. Fortunately it wasn't even dusk when I realised I had the problem so the drive home was not illegal!!!

In any case, the job was done without having to ask and it seemed that the chap was happy to have done it for me....

Incidentally...just so that those that know me think I have snuck off to some hospital for gender correction surgery...I am still of the female persuasion.
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(Of course, I meant "guy" in the generic "c'mon, guys, let's go" kind of way ... and, er, the same when I said "him" ...)
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(Of course, I meant "guy" in the generic "c'mon, guys, let's go" kind of way ... and, er, the same when I said "him" ...)




I did think about going along with this and admitting to my friends that actually I am really a man and have been hiding it for years...but they know m too well.
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I have been in this country for over a year, and I have yet to find, or know how to ask for an auto parts store. It appears I have a hole in the radiator pipe/tube something or other, a piece that everyone back in Detroit laughs whole heartedly on the phone that I should be able to repair by myself, and it is leaking coolant every time I stop the car and the engine starts to smoke. Well I think it's the coolant spewing onto the engine, rather then the engine itself smoking. If parts don't exist, does anyone know a respectable shop I could go to in the whole Zurichsee region? The kind of shop that I enter that repairs only the parts needed, not my brakes as well?
I prefer a parts store.
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SWISS ANSWER: Auto parts ??? You mean there's parts under the bonnet?? Take the vehicle to the appropriate dealership and trade it in for something that works. CHF 20,000 should cover this immaterial trifle. Let's get back to our perfect world.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

careful if buying spark plugs from meile.... check they have the quantity correct. They seem to think my car needs 4 plugs when it needs 6.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Another option is to go to Mulhouse (just a bit more than 1 hour).
There you will find Norauto, Feu Vert...
They have a wide selection !
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Old 19.05.2011, 17:04
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I get parts sent from the UK.

http://www.eurocarparts.com/

I have collected as well, pretty much any service part for any car in stock at the Wembley branch.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Any idea where to find an OEM aerial for a VW golf 2001? Except the stealers I mean?...

I already mailed some breakers mentioned in other posts but no answer so far. So in the meantime I bought 2 crappy ones from Jumbo (one was more decorative in fact, the second is almost working properly), but am now fed up with their quality and need a proper coiled one.

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Any idea where to find an OEM aerial for a VW golf 2001? Except the stealers I mean?...

I already mailed some breakers mentioned in other posts but no answer so far. So in the meantime I bought 2 crappy ones from Jumbo (one was more decorative in fact, the second is almost working properly), but am now fed up with their quality and need a proper coiled one.

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Turns out, to my surprise, the antenna has the same price at the CH dealer as in RO (where things are normally cheaper). So, not everything is more expensive here
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

So what about finding a battery?? I am in Fribourg, and I just realized that the battery on my car died on me. I don't remember seeing any auto parts store anywhere around here... just expensive restaurants and boutiques that I would never bother going in to.

I would be more than happy to change it myself, although I do also need to buy tools as well

Any ideas?
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I get parts sent from the UK.

http://www.eurocarparts.com/

I have collected as well, pretty much any service part for any car in stock at the Wembley branch.
Would we be amazed to see that CH most expensive country to order from.....
http://www.eurocarparts.com/delivery-information
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Would we be amazed to see that CH most expensive country to order from.....
http://www.eurocarparts.com/delivery-information
However UK vat will not be charged so saving 20% on having it sent to France or Germany . Clearing customs & customs paperwork cost money to prepare.

To the other poster
Car batteries are sold in Jumbo, CoOp bau & hobby , Migros DIY stores. Getting it in France or Germany from a supermarket will be cheaper! You will only need a spanner probably in the car toolkit of the car. Always discount the ground first & reconnect last!
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Landi has some good prices on car batteries as well.

Link for finding the nearest Landi: http://www.landi.ch/Laden/fra/wo-ist...ndi_58287.aspx
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

It took me some time to find my previous post on Landi and their car batteries. Here it is.

In case you happen to be close to a LANDI, they have their own branded batteries.

Some examples:

55Ah CHF 79
66Ah CHF 99
74Ah CHF 109
100Ah CHF 139

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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Thanks for the info everyone. I know they sell batteries at Jumbo, but the is no public bus that goes there.... so I'll try Landi for sure. That will be my adventure for today I guess!
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It took me some time to find my previous post on Landi and their car batteries. Here it is.

In case you happen to be close to a LANDI, they have their own branded batteries.

Some examples:

55Ah CHF 79
66Ah CHF 99
74Ah CHF 109
100Ah CHF 139
Ok, I'm confirming Verbier's post on car battery prices in Landi.
55AH - 79 CHF

I went to Jumbo first, and my shoes flew out the window when I saw this type of battery cost 180 CHF there.

Another thing Landi has is good prices for tools. I got a box of 95 pieces for 49 CHF. In Jumbo I was about to get a box of 65 pieces for 79 CHF... so I went and returned this right away!!!
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